ANDREA FAGIOLI

On 23 May, Podere Forte's garden was the venue for the opening of Maestro Andrea Fagioli's contemporary art exhibition. The event kicked off “FiorituraForte”, a festival to feature an artist every single year. Therefore, Andrea Fagioli, with his own “solo” called “Fitosculture” (Phyto-sculptures), is the first to exhibit his works, from 23 May to 26 September. Everyday objects, waste, and scrap are recycled and turned into works of art with Andrea Fagioli's touch. The works seem to show industrial-age humankind how to escape the decline in civility with recovered humility able to transcend the world misery through art. The shapes and flowers scattered by Fagioli embody a cheerful, and even ironic, creative disorder, which stands as a dialectic counterpart of the geometrical order it is set in.

Andrea Fagioli was born in Siena in 1961. He was awarded academic qualification by Siena School or Arts and by Carrara Secondary Art School, Sculpture department. He teaches Plastic arts and Sculpture Design at Siena Secondary Art School/School of Arts. He creates set designs and stage productions. He exhibits his own works in solo and group exhibitions throughout Italy and abroad. The show can be visited upon booking, please call 05778885100, or write to podereforte@podereforte.it.

Artist Andrea Fagioli will exhibit his sculptures at SPAZIO SE in Rocca d'Orcia throughout autumn. Andrea Fagioli was born in Siena, where he attended the Istituto d'Arte (Art School) in Siena, the Liceo Artistico (Arts High School) in Carrara and the Accademia di Belle Arti (School of Fine Arts), Sculpture Section, in Carrara. In addition to being a sculptor, he teaches Plastic and Sculpture Disciplines at Liceo Artistico (Arts High School) "Duccio di Buoninsegna", Siena, and creates set designs and arrangements. He has showcased his sculptures in solo and group exhibitions throughout Italy and abroad. Visit the artist's website and see his curriculum.

Here are some significant photos related to the opening of his exhibition and event that preceded it in Rocca di Tentennano.